Cognitive Development in Museum Settings: Relating Research and Practice

Cognitive Development in Museum Settings: Relating Research and Practice


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848724891
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/19/2015
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David M. Sobel is a professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University. His research examines how children represent and learn causal knowledge and make inferences about their own and others’ mental states.

Jennifer L. Jipson is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Child Development at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Her research investigates preschool children’s developing understandings within the domains of science, health, and technology, with a focus on how everyday interactions in informal settings contribute to children’s learning.

Table of Contents

1. The Interaction between Research and Practice in Museum Settings: An Introduction and Synthesis Jipson and Sobel Section 1: Research/Practitioner Partnerships 2. Two Decades of Families Learning in a Children’s Museum: A Partnership of Research and Exhibit Development Callanan, Martin, and Luce 3. The Spiral Model: Integrating Research and Exhibit Development to Foster Conceptual Change Evans, Weiss, Lane, and Palmquist 4. The Living Laboratory® Model: A Mutual Professional Development Model for Museum-based Research Partnerships Corriveau, Kipling, Ronfard, Biarnes, Jeye, and Harris 5. Building Learning: Narrating Experiences in a Children’s Museum Haden, Cohen, Uttal, and Marcus 6. Learning about Science and Self: A Partnership between the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and the Psychology Department at New York University Rhodes and Bushara 7. Developing Mind Lab: A University-Museum Partnership to Explore the Process of Learning Sobel, Letourneau, and Meisner 8. Examining the Development of Scientific Reasoning in Context: A Museum and Laboratory Partnership Legare, Gose, and Guess Section 2: Discussion of Partnerships 9. Collaboration Is a Two-Way Street Gaskins 10. Research and Museum Partnerships: Key Components of Successful Collaborations Hadani and Walker 11. Wanted: A New Cultural Model for the Relationship between Research and Practice Bevan 12. Exploring Models of Research-Practice Partnership within a Single Institution: Two Kinds of Jointly Negotiated Research Allen and Gutwill Section 3: General Discussion 13. Curating Experience: The Role of Learner Agency in Museums and Schools and the Development of Adaptive Expertise Grotzer and Solis 14. Two Missions in Search of a Shared Culture Hirsh-Pasek and Golinkoff

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